1411 Joseph Street

Click on the headstones above for the Gates of Prayer No. 2 photo album

Gates of Prayer 2 is located on Joseph Street, between Pitt and Garfield. It is also known as the Joseph Street Cemetery or the Arabella Street Cemetery. The cemetery of Congregation Sha'aray Tefilev (Gates of Prayer) opened in 1853 in what was then Lafayette City (before annexation by New Orleans). The location is in the uptown area of New Orleans. With approval of the Rabbinic Council, grave sites recently were scanned and tombstones removed from those that were determined to be empty. The removed stones were placed near the fence at the edge of the cemetery. This cemetery is full of obelisks and compound markers dating back to the 1800's.


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